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Poetry Reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

July 28, 2014

Last Updated on by Jane Higgins


For the last several years, the New York City Writing Project has sponsored a celebration of student writing at the historic Nuyorican Poets Café.  The Café has been called “the most integrated place on the planet” by Alan Ginsberg and serves as a venue to present groundbreaking works of literature, music, theatre, performance art, poetry and hip-hop.  Its mission is to champion both established and rising artists from “every background imaginable.”

This year’s event took place on May 10, 2014 and consisted of participation from 15 students representing 8 schools, all of which have a current on-site NYCWP teacher-consultant.  Students read original poems in a historic venue to their peers, teachers, families and classmates, as well as to members of the NYCWP community.

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